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Longitudinal Field Research Methods
Studying Processes of Organizational Change

Edited by:
  • George P. Huber - The University of Texas at Austin, USA, School of Geography, University Oxford Centre for the Environment
  • Andrew van de Ven - University of Minnesota, USA


392 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The use of longitudinal field research methods is fundamental to understanding the dynamics of organizational life and to developing and testing theories of organizational adaptation, change, innovation and redesign.

This book focuses on both the design and conduct of longitudinal research in the field and on the methods used to analyze and interpret process patterns in longitudinal data. The contributors discuss a wide range of methodological issues including: ethnographic methods; longitudinal and comparative case studies; event history analysis; and real-time tracking of events. They also address various procedures that can be used to tabulate, code and interpret both quantitative and qualitative data collected in the field.

Andrew H Van de Ven and George P Huber
Introduction
Longitudinal Field Research Methods for Studying Processes of Organization Change

 
Stephen R Barley
Images of Imaging
Notes on Doing Longitudinal Field Work

 
Dorothy Leonard-Barton
A Dual Methodology for Case Studies
Synergistic Use of a Longitudinal Single Site with Replicated Multiple Sites

 
Kathleen M Eisenhardt
Building Theories from Case Study Research
Andrew M Pettigrew
Longitudinal Field Research on Change
Theory and Practice

 
William H Glick et al
Studying Changes in Organizational Design and Effectiveness
Retrospective Event Histories and Periodic Assessments

 
Andrew H Van de Ven and Marshall Scott Poole
Methods for Studying Innovation Development in the Minnesota Innovation Research Program
Robert D McPhee
Alternate Approaches to Integrating Longitudinal Case Studies
Andrew Abbott
A Primer of Sequence Methods
Rajiv Sabherwal and Daniel Robey
An Empirical Taxonomy of Implementation Processes Based on Sequences of Events in Information System Development
Peter R Monge
Theoretical and Analytical Issues in Studying Organizational Processes
Alan D Meyer, James B Goes and Geoffrey R Brooks
Organizations Reacting to Hyperturbulence

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George P. Huber

George P. Huber teaches "Organizational Change and Redesign" in the Executive MBA program and "Organizational Decision Making" in the doctoral program at The University of Texas at Austin, where holds the Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Regents Chair in Business Administration. His current research focuses on organizational change, organizational design, and organizational decision making. He has also conducted and published research in the areas of information technology and individual and group decision making. Dr. Huber is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and of the Decision Sciences Institute and is a charter... More About Author

Andrew H. Van De Ven

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